High Gas Prices Changing Society


Rural U.S. Takes Worst Hit as Gas Tops $4 Average: In the Mississippi Delta, some farm workers are borrowing money from their bosses so they can fill their tanks and get to work. Some are switching jobs for shorter commutes. People are giving up meat so they can buy fuel. Gasoline theft is rising. And drivers are running out of gas more often, leaving their cars by the side of the road until they can scrape together gas money. ::New York Times
Union heats up protests over GM closure [comment on blockade by auto workers at GM Canadian headquarters after plant closure:] GM spokesman Stew Low said the closure decision was prompted by a shift in consumer demands. He said there's been a "fundamental shift away from large trucks and SUVs to cars, which we believe is not cyclical and can't be reversed. "There just isn't the market anymore and we see no reason to keep building vehicles that consumers don't want." ::Windsor Star
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